Surrogacy: Ill-Conceived Rights

Journal of Law and Medicine, 10(2), pp. 198-220

Posted: 14 Jul 2016

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Lindy Willmott

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

Despite the fact that altruistic surrogacy arrangements occur in Australia, the law does not adequately regulate many important aspects of such arrangements. Failure to regulate surrogacy leaves infertile couples contemplating such treatment as well as clinics dealing with them in an unsatisfactory position. This article examines the law that operates in Australian States and Territories (and the problems associated with them) as well as in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and some United States jurisdictions, considers whether the argument against surrogacy arrangements can be legitimately sustained in modern times, and examines some regulatory regimes that seem to be working satisfactorily elsewhere in the world.

Keywords: surrogacy, altruistic surrogacy

Suggested Citation

Willmott, Lindy, Surrogacy: Ill-Conceived Rights (2002). Journal of Law and Medicine, 10(2), pp. 198-220. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2808948

Lindy Willmott (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology - Faculty of Law ( email )

Level 4, C Block Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane, QLD 4000
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://staff.qut.edu.au/staff/willmott/

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